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Mexican Coffee

A traditional Mexican coffee is sweet, spiced, and strong. An incredibly warming drink perfect for colder days.
Published December 23, 2021
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Jennie Backteman
Coffee experts@The Coffee Lab
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What is Mexican Coffee Called?

A Mexican coffee is called a café de olla. This translates as coffee from a pot and refers to the clay pot that this kind of Hispanic coffee is made in.


What is Mexican Coffee?

This kind of Mexican cinnamon coffee is steeped in a large clay pot, which is thought to add flavor. It’s a strong coffee with added spices for a delicious taste. It’s the ideal drink whether you want something to wake you up first thing in the morning or an afternoon pick-me-up on a cool day.


Do You Need a Clay Pot to Make Mexican Coffee?

Traditionally Mexican coffee is made in a large clay pot and drunk from clay mugs. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy one if you don’t have the right kind of pot. You can use a cast iron cooking dish if you have one, or even a medium saucepan. It might not be authentic, but you’ll still get most of the flavors.


What’s the Best Coffee for a Mexican Coffee?

Mexican Coffee should have a strong coffee flavor. Ideally, you should use freshly ground Mexican coffee. Any dark roast blends make a fantastic alternative though.


Adding Other Flavors to a Mexican Coffee Drink

Many people like to stir some chocolate syrup or cocoa powder into their Mexican coffee for a different flavor. Topping with a splash of milk, and a little orange people is also a popular option.


Making a Mexican Coffee Cocktail

If you are looking for a Mexican Coffee Recipe online, you’ll probably come across plenty of recipes with added tequila and Kahlua.


Mexican Coffee Cocktails are the Mexican take on a classic Irish coffee. To make one, simply add a shot of Kahlua, and half a shot of tequila to your favorite coffee and top with a good splash of milk. 

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About the Author

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Jennie Backteman

I´m a ultramarathon runner, landscape designer and a coffee lover.

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